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Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
in their battle against president obama's health care law, and are they beginning to run out of ammunition? joining me live now, senior political editor mark murray, it was one of the first reads that noted that part of the strategy problem for republicans regarding focusing heavily on the website was if it was repaired or if things start to run a bit more smoothly, where would they go here? we're seeing that strategy at least from speaker boehner's team saying that they plan to highlight what they still fear are low points regarding coverage for people. >> tamron, one of the biggest developments in the health care debate that everyone is running in place. resuscitate a lot of argument wez saw in 2010 or 2012, senate democrats talking about how republicans want to privatize medicare and they are responding back that democrats ended up voting for medicare cuts in the health care law and relitigating things we had in 2010 and 2012. you are right, there was this big fear among republicans that once the website was fixed that all of a sudden the issue would perhaps go away and everyone would d
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am PST
, too. >> a lot to look out for. >>> president obama vowing to keep fighting for the health care law, urging americans to focus on the benefits of obama care, despite the barrage of criticism over the rollout of healthcare.gov, that website that had so many problems. >> the bottom line is, this law is working, and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance. and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up in any startup, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one-sixth of our economy. whatever comes up, we're going to just fix it. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton says his recent suggestion that president obama keep his word and let people keep their health insurance plans was not aimed, or not trying to distance hills from the president's health care law in an effort to help his wife hillary's potential 2016 presidential bid. >> i said nothing about this. not one word, until the president himself spoke. i don't think you can find anybody in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supporte
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather do the finer things, obviously. i don't know how much h
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
school. vinita nair, cbs news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyo
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
health care reform law. the obama team spent weeks playing defense over the disastrous debut of the healthcare.gov website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this under
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
with the vice president. one issue that came cross with president obama is since the health care roll out is bungled, there is this issue of trust. a new cnn poll when asked if you trust the president, 46% agreed and 53% disagreed. how much of a drag will president obama be on your prospects to reclaim the house and do you want him front and center on stage with candidates in swing districts? >> i don't think he is going to be a drag at all and honestly, we want the focus to focus on the affordable care act and when it works well and works better, our prospects are enhanced and the president's in that is a very strong one. it helps us. you have got two philosophies here. the democratic philosophy that recognizes that the roll out was a disaster. we have to be focussed on getting it right and most americans in the battle ground districts agree. they would rather get it right than repeal it. you have the republican philosophy that is obsessed with ambushing and sabotaging and repealing it. they are talking about going back to the days where a woman with breast cancer is told by her insuranc
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
can't pick out the stuff you like. remember also the fundamental point of president obama's health care plan was to bring 30 million uninsured people on to the roles. nothing on that one sheet of paper you're waving around that will do it. >> do i want to say on that point the thing is you can take what works, what's popular from obama care and then you can put a different system around that. >> right. >> wait. >> the point is, guys, the point is we don't think this is working. and we should have an alternative to obama care that works. >> you should have an alternative that works and that want meets its goals. >> there's a lot of happy talk about well pre-existing conditions and pick the goodies off the shelf and leave the stuff that will make lives of people at the bottom of the ladder better. can i say two things. one getting back to the private-sector. if this was done in the private-sector people who have been fired. that's another important difference the way this is handled and the private-sector. secondly the next big test of obama care is not this website. it will get fixe
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
on "new day," president obama looking to turn the tide for his health care law. will it be enough to restore faith in obama care? >>> brand new vudio surfaces of the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. it's raising new questions for authorities why walker wasn't able to make it out alive. and saw the lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. so i can zoom way in even after i take the picture. and i can adjust the shot before i take it so i get it exactly how i want. so, i went with a windows phone. maybe i just see things other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ ♪ i wanna see you be brave on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has a
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
? burke and payne, obama, obama care. is obama care a burkian approach to health care or a radical approach to health care? let's start with that? one of the big differences between burke and payne was a difference about what kind of knowledge is available to us in solving social problems. payne thought politics to a certain extent should by a plead to technical knowledge. and that one of the purposes of government was to allow for applied expertise to address social problems. block thought social knowledge could only exist in a form and apply it through institutions that apply broad ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $369 a month . tistfest test test test test test test. with premium care maintenance included. ♪ >> welcome back to "morning joe." with us now is katrina. she is with us with her new being. also the teacher featured in the boo
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
a clean bill of health for obama care. deputy senior adviser from the white house joins me from the north lawn. david, thank you very much. you set a fairly low bar, this vague working for majority that want to sign on and 50,000 could be served at one time, 800,000 in a day. is that good enough? what's the next step? >> so andrea, as you know, this is going to be a process of continuous improvement. compared to where we were in early october as jeff said yesterday it is night and day to the point we can handle a certain number of concurrent users. we're monitoring to make sure the system is stable, the response times are good, the error rates are continuously going down. we've set up a queueing system for those instances where there's overwhelming volume on the system to better manage the flow. we've set up anonymous shopping right on the home page of healthcare.gov so people can look at plans in a much more comprehensive way. based on what we learn, we continue to make these improvements. so by the time we get to the end of open enrollment march 31st, as many people who want to sign up
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
't get health insurance. because the obama care website remains a disaster even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that healthercare.gov is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids, principal obama said the bridge is 90% complete. >>> okay. good morning. it's tuesday, december 3rd. it's december. everybody get that into their heads. christmas is almost here. >> okay. with us on set -- >> can we show this picture that they have there. >> oh, i'm so grossed out. my daughters were frightened. >> willie geist can you explain that picture? >> look how cute and clean you look. >> i had the beard for the last 30 days. >> look at him. >> yesterday on the "today" show the viewers decided what to take it down to. i was shaved down a mustache. the viewers decided. >> wait. i don't want to see this. >> there's the undercarriage. >> i think cronkite used to do that. >> al got the goatee. i got the mustache. i went to the art of shaving on the upper west side in short order. >> let's open up the geist
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
. let's preserve freedom and choice and health care. fine, keep the obama care health plans in place. give those as an option for individuals. but we should also give individuals the freedom to choose a plan that doesn't have the mandate of coverages because that is what is driving up the cost. >> it doesn't work. >> it's not going to work anyway. but if you want to set this up as an insurance pool which means you're paying insurance and you're a man and you don't want to have paternity coverage, you've got to pay it too. that's the way it works out. and i'm not arguing whether this should have been done or not, that's the only way it works. >> it's not working out. >> but that's -- what you're talking about is -- >> does anybody believe the cost curve has been bent down? i mean -- >> there are arguments. i'm not picking up the flag and waving with this, but if you have peter orszag or somebody else come in, they will say, yes, it will bend. >> it is also because of what was happening with things like health savings accounts and higher deductible plans, which is really where the move
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november, nearly four times october's numbers but the official numbers are tba. chris cal in relaying data is still not working well. some americans think they are enrolled but their new insurance company says they have no idea. if the december 23rd deadline is right around the corner, which means happy holidays to you and yours and peter alexander is with us from the white house where the christmas tree arrived on friday. we can see behind you marking world aids day today. peter, is the website fixed? >> reporter: is the website fixed? it's a good question. we can say the president believes in the words of jay carney it is significantly improved. they just wrapped up the white house briefing a matter of moments ago. they
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
southeastern united states, the only state that did put up its own state-run website for people to buy health insurance was kentucky, where the democratic governor of kentucky wholeheartedly embraced the whole idea of obama care, right, and who famously, the citizens of kentucky have reaped the benefit. kentucky now leads the nation in new sign-ups for health insurance, and that would be huge anywhere. it is a particularly huge deal for a state whose population is as unhealthful as kentucky's is. i don't mean any offense by it, but kentucky's population ranks at the bottom or toward the bottom of the nation's health ratings in lots and lots and lots of different categories, and kentucky has a lot of uninsured people. and it's the exact same deal two states over in mississippi, but in these two states, in the same part of the country, with the same health problems in their populations and a lot of the same challenges, one of them, kentucky, is now best in the nation in terms of people getting health insurance, and one of them, mississippi, is now worst in the nation, and not because they would
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
won't fess up. and none of this can hide the cold, hard fact, obama care is a bad product. its health plans cost more, provide less service and choice and it's a budget-buster for washington. you cabe
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
weekt to expire on detecting guns through metal detectors. president obama will address the nation with the status of health care.gov. and the washington post is reporting that the senate is confident they can pass the farm bill. washingtong to journal, december 3, 2013. you have heard about the amazon the faaamazon store to is posted developer rules by 2015 on use of drones and commercial airspace. we want to get your thoughts on whether or not you would support or oppose drone use. here is how you can call in the -- a we that you choose the line the best record since you. if you want to weigh in on social media, three ways you can do so, you can send us a tweet. you can send something to our .acebook page and you can always send this e- mail -- send us e-mail, journal@c-span.org. the faa is already in the process of developing regulations on how drones would be used. they are supposed to be set by 2015. maybe you have seen the video from the cbs piece that ran. about five pounds would be delivered to your doorway within 30 minutes, according to a claim from the founder of amazon.
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
'm a member of that hearing, the health subcommittee. other members and i heard testimony on the obama administration's efforts to protect private citizens' sensitive health care data on the online marketplace. hearing recent concerns that the site would become a central target for these so-called genius hackers and online thieves, we must make protection of personal data one of the top priorities going forward. healthcare.gov's rollout has been completely unacceptable, and we must work to ensure that the site's data security operations aren't fumbled as well as it would be an even bigger disaster for the american people already faced with the other consequences of the law, including higher premiums and the likelihood that they will be unable to see the doctors which they are accustomed, the hospitals which they are accustomed to going to. this disruption is unbelievable, mr. speaker, and it's probably why senator orrin hatch from utah, back when this bill was signed into law by president obama, said in his experience -- and he's got lots of experience. been in both chambers. is the wo
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
dose of obama care failures and embarrassments keeps rolling on. yet president obama still holds another pep rally today for his ev ever faltering health care law. this time the pep rally had no pep. a new report says about a third of all the obama care enrollees may not be enrolled. that's the reported failure rate on the so-called back end information that is sent to insurance companies. in other words, thousands of the nation's fast food
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am EST
'll continue to follow the story. >>> coming up, the fallout over obama care. meet the ceo of health insurance marketplace positioning itself as an alternative to healthcare.gov. and also ahead, rick santelli over at the cme. what have you got for us, rick? >> we'll have a very interesting one today. think about interest on excess reserves. that is a hot topic today. a gentleman by the name of simon potter from the new york federal reserve making a statement that's been picked up that lowering or removing that interest rate could throw the money markets in a tizzy, the same money markets that have swelled because of fed programs! we're going to talk about this unintended consequence with chuck biederman. he doesn't know it yet either. we're going to put him in the hot seat. bottom of the hour. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $30
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
% of the time, but will consumers find that to be true. so much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >> healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: independen
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
to president obama. >> i think there's a lot to offer in the republican message that hasn't been offered in the past. >> if you want to talk about a war on women, look no further than this health care law. >> the 113th hasn't passed the bills every congress does. like a highway bill or defense bill or farm bill or a budget. >> let me end by addressing the elephant in the room. the seeming inability to get anything done in washington these days. >> i mean, what do we need a budget for? clearly not for highways, defense or food. >> congressional republicans are learning how to talk to women and how to run against women. >> trying to get them to be a little more sensitive. >> our message was weak. our ground game was insufficient. we weren't inclusive. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said, can you help us find folks? they brought us whole binders full of women. >> i believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era. >> so there's no one solution. there's a long list of them. >> i tried to get him to be a little more sensitive. >> they've got to
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
americans in benghazi and the new health care reform law. senator jon cornyn says in both cases, the obama administration has been doing nothing but lying. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. cornyn made that statement during a google hang out section. is he running for re-election. >>> while republicans attack obama care, the white house is about to go on the offensive, making a new push to tout the program's benefits as it tries to turn public opinion after two months of really bad publicity. cnn's senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington to tell us how. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points fo
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush -- george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. news 4's jim vance is also headed to south africa. watch for his live reports and more coverage as people around the world prepare to say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> freezing rain, sleet and snow. storm team 4 team is tracking the triple threat from this winter storm. we'll get you up-to-date on how fast conditions are changing at this hour. >>> time now is 9:25. you're watching news 4 today. >>> check this out. loyal die hard soccer players at it again on this sunday morning. it never fails, rain or snow. these guys are out there. nothing that's going to keep these guys off the field. plenty of green still there. did it go in? iheir game at all. the time right now is two minute as way from the half hour. we first saw the flakes and an hour and a half ago. soon, that could be rain and even sleet. >> storm team 4 is tracking when you might see what. our team coverage gets start ed with chuck bell. hey, chuck. >> richard and angie, good morning. good morning, everybody. sund
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
,000 spouses of your employees. you cited that back to obama care. what happened? >> what we did, actually, was just say -- the spouse of one of our employees that is employed and their employer offers health care insurance, then we would expect that employer to cover their insurance. so we didn't drop health care coverage for anybody that couldn't get health care. and what -- then what we did -- >> what does that have to do with obama care? >> well, the obama care mandates did increase and do increase costs for u.p.s. that was -- we're managing health care inflation plus some of the increased coverage mandates led us to make a decision that now that we know that most employers will provide health care, it made sense for that employer to cover the cost of that benefit. >> kurt, thank you very much, and joe just registered uds, united drone services. so you better get going. >> you laugh. >> you better get going. >> thanks for the tip. >> and patented brown for using drones. he's got that copyrighted. >> unless bezos -- >> let me know when it goes public. >> unless he's playing a big trick
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
become to "new day." now that the health care website is working for the majority of users, the obama administration is launching a three-week push to remind americans about the benefits of obama care. can they change the conversation around the president's signature domestic achievement? and also this, a senior republican senator is calling out the white house and this is how. listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> let's talk about all of it with john avalon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. let's talk about john cornyn in just a second. i want to get your take on the new push by the white house. three weeks, every day they'll have a new message, coming from the white house or somewhere else, touting the benefits of the law. they did this leading up to the launch of the law. we know what happened. is this going to work? what are they going to accomplish? >> this is the obama care advent calendar. this morning, someone mailed one to burman and it's good. we'll stick with it. one of the fascinating facts about the
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> president obama held a youth summit at the white house. he's urging young people to spread the word about health insurance coverage and to buy some under the affordable care act. now that the website is working well, people should sign up even if they don't think they need insurance. he said he felt the same way in his late 20s. >> aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i felt like i had nothing to worry about. that's what most people think until they have something to worry about. >> and president obama said often it's too late by them. >>> how many ambulances and fire trucks does d.c. have to respond to emergencies is being questioned tonight. and the fire chief is in the hot seat trying to come up with answers. >>> and we'll try to find out why some people ended up the talk of the town. >> it was a little bit crazy in here for a while. there was a whole crowd like watching them >>> shopkeepers in one springfield shopping area are still talking tonight about an unexpected intruder. >> along with the black friday crowds, a deer got into huntsman square hi
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
the health care law. bashir's state is considered an obama care success story. >>> how about this at number five an early working draft one of bruce springsteen's biggest hits going up for auction today, it is the handwritten lyrics sheet to "born to run." it's estimated to bring in $70,000 to $100,000. we always update the five things to know so go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. kate, over to you. >> thanks, michaela. >>> a desperate effort is under way to save an american man being held in abu dhabi. shezanne cassim and his friends arrested over a parody video they made and posted online. here is more of the story. shezanne cassim is behind bars in abu dhabi for this. >> home of the deadly satwa gs. >> reporter: a parody video the 9-year-old from minnesota posted online. in it, he pokes fun at a clique of teens trained in a fictional combat patrol to control the streets of dubai. the 19-minute video begins with a disclaimer explaining it's fiction, portraying themselves as wanna be gangsters, you can see cassim he and others throw shoes as weapons and use cell phones to call for backup.
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. but now we can judge obama care the way we should judge obama care, which is can it sign up a lot of people who need health insurance. the evidence from the states where it's working well, california and kentucky are notable examples, is that the structure of the thing actually can work. and so if they have indeed solved most of these problems, it will probably take another couple of weeks at least to get the website working the way they want, but they made progress and now we can judge it on its merits and not on some tech glitch. >> well, you also have the white house not being quite as definitive as they have been in the past, making these statements about this is where we are, this is what's going to happen. listen to ed rendell, obviously former democratic governor of pennsylvania, on "morning joe" this morning. >> i think there's still a chance for this to achieve its basic goal. that doesn't excuse the mismanagement early. but there's still a chance to achieve a basic goal, which is to drive down the health care curve and also to ensure over 30 million people who don't have
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
kored by obama care by the first is rapidly approaching. for uninsured americans to select a health plan and get care at healthcare.gov. as part of this week's ramped up pr push, the president sat down with our own chris matthews where he addressed the signature legislation. >> there's a specific challenge that we've got, and that is a congress and this city, washington, that is gridlocked and spends too much time worrying about the next election and not enough time worrying about the next generation. >> before this week's pr push kicked off, the white house assembled a democratic strike team to promote the aca and engage that next generation. joining me now matt cartwright. it's good to have you here. we know the president has focused on a different advantage of the aca each day this week. how would you describe the game plan going forth. what are the marching orders from the white house for you? >> i think marching orders is probably too strong a phrase. this is a group that i'm so glad to be a part of. it's a group that we're already out there talking about the health care reform. i t
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
of legislation, but a shocking new report finds that president obama held just one official meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius in the three and a half years before the disastrous obamacare rollout where they were essentially one on one, although tim geithner was in the room. >> he apparently met with 16 other cabinet members 277 times. where are the president's priorities. peter schweitzer joins us with more. his group conducted the survey and has a big op-ed on this. the president said i'm as responsible as many people because i never with the person who was supposed to implement this program. >> as far as executive role it is a colossal failure because this is his signature piece of invitation. you would expect heed have an interest in how tte implementation is going. the records indicate based on his schedule and white house logs they had no intimate one on one meetings concerning the obamacare rollout. >> nobody directly informed me, that would be accurate because he never talked to the person in charge. >> the real question is why did he not have the meeting
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
.com. >>> president obama appears to be losing support from voters who at first backed his health care reform law. his approval rating among voters under the age of 29, the so-called millennials, has dropped 11 points since april. 57% of the younger voters say they disapprove of the president's signature law. >>> major malfunction on the bay area rapid transit system sent nine people to the hospital. b.a.r.t. said one emergency brake spontaneously engaged in the morning rush stranding hundreds of passengers in the tunnel for an hour. witnesses say the cars filled up with smoky, noxious fumes later identified as brake dust. >>> autopsy results show actor paul walker died from the combined effect of the car crash and subsequent fire and word this morning from universal pictures it shut down production indefinitely on "fast and furious 7." the latest installment had begun shooting in september but was far from complete. >>> millions of americans are shivering as the cold snap spreads to the south. the extreme cold has shut down schools, businesses an even the denver zoo and the state of montana is dippin
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
with costars gathered sunday at the site of the crash. walker was 40 years old. >>> the obama administration says it has met its own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov site can now handle 50,000 users at a time. at least 800,000 a day. however, the administration isn't scheduled to release it's next round of actual enrollment figures until the middle of the month, december 23rd is the last day to sign up for coverage that begins in january. >>> after a few delays prince harry's trek to the south pole is now underway. nbc special correspondent back buckingham palace. >> reporter: good morning. after several days of delays due to bad weather and the logistics of getting thousands of pounds of gear from the russian base to the 87th degree parallel that they'll be setting off from, yesterday at 8:00 a.m. eastern time prince harry and the teams of injured soldiers from the u.s., the u.k. and the common wealth got off on the race to the south pole. they're hoping to cover about 175 miles which should take around 15 days. b
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
decisions with the health care example before us is -- is he right? senators need not apply? >> i think the next republican -- having been a successful republican governor, perhaps in a state that voted for president obama not as easy to be a successful republican governor. being a successful governor is a credential it's not the reason people ultimately vote for you. think of the governors who have become president, ronald reagan, bill clinton, george w. bush they all have national agendas. clinton the new democrat agenda, george w. bush, compassionate conservative. think what does the nation need. i think republican governors it's scott walker running for election, they will need to pivot say this is my national agenda not just, i was a good governor in this particular state. >> again, some people forgotten the last republican nominee was a former governor. >> dickerson: let motown iran. you are very critical of the administration, a core objective of u.s. policy they say, but your alternative is war. that you're advocating is a march to war with iran. >> administration itself used t
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
really stepped forward was his moral vision. he was a brilliant communicator. we expected that of obama. obama, in fact, has not been as president as brilliant a communicator as expected. he hasn't provided the same kind of moral vision in his speeches about health care, the economy -- >> recently. >> lately in touch with that. he's made pragmatic arguments more than this moral framework of an argument. i think maybe there's a lesson there for the white house from mandela. >> also need to think about what mandela was able to accomplish in the arc of history. it was years, very methodical -- even when they were in prison, they were planning for when they got out and what the government needed to look like. that was years and years and years. years and years of a lot of pressure coming from the outside. i actually think if we were going to have any kind of parallel to the united states, we should be asking ourselves what more could we do from the outside to create conditions. part of the reasons de klerk, they didn't have a choice. >> divestment were going to hurt. >> it was hurting. >> i
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
hikes, we don't need state run health care, more spending, lower the incentive barriers and bring us growth. here's another big problem for president obama, the millennials are abandoning him and obama care in droves. a new poll shows plunging
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
it obama care these days, but it's far from this president's invention. straight ahead, a look at where we have come and where the universal health dream, at least that's my dream anyway, goes from here. and our networks are getting crowded. but if congress, the fcc, and the administration free up... more licensed wireless spectrum, we can empower more... people to innovate, create new technologies and jobs... and strengthen the economy. america is the world's leader in wireless. let's keep it that way. free up licensed spectrum today, so wireless... can do more for america tomorrow. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no netw
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
will be reairing chris matthews' interview with president obama. chris is going to ask the president about 2016, health care, and the nsa. you can watch the "hardball" special today at 3:00 eastern here on msnbc. >>> it's not a political storm they're battling in d.c. we'll get an update on all the snow, sleet, and ice that's threatening large parts of the atlantic coast today and tomorrow. >>> and in number ones, where is the happiest place to work? that's giving it away right there. stick around. we'll be right back. and we'll replace stolen or destroyed items with brand-new versions. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people.
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
pictures of other underage children as well. >>> tomorrow, president obama will talk about the economic benefits of the affordable care act. it's part of the push he launched today to shift the focus from the troubled launch to the potential benefits of health care reform. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray wanted to talk about economic success during a news conference today. he wound up battling with reporters who questioned him and about his 2010 mayoral campaign under federal investigation. yesterday, gray announced he's running for re-election. >>> the search for a teacher accused of sexually abusing her student has police looking half way around the world. >> tonight, we are hearing from the student's parents. the suspect is sharon kuai. pat collins is live in gaithersburg with an update on this unusual case. pat? >> reporter: jim, the victim is 15 years old. he's autistic. the suspect, she's 25 years old. she's his teacher. now police say she went to house while his parents were at church and sexually abused her student. we begin our story now with words from the victim's father. >> beca
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
losing one of his own. >> president obama met the leader in 2005 and he and the first lady visited south africa in june but they were unable to meet with mandela due to his failing health. the president paid tribute to the falling icon counting himself among the millions influenced by mandela. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that will nelson mandela set. >> want to bring in andrew young, civil rights leader and former ambassador to the united nations. welcome, as well as james joseph, former u.s. ambassador to south africa and duke university professor, both of who new mandela very well on a personal level. ambassador, i'd like to start with you. you draw parallels. you talk about how this was so important, so significant in some ways to the civil rights movement and the struggle at the time. for us, i was a college student when we had a lot of those divest from the from the south africa sha
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
covered. >> that's it? health insurance? >> it's important. >> i know. and i'll do it. i just thought -- never mind. >> an ad from organizing for action, the advocacy group for president obama, pitching family talks about obamacare this holiday season. and it's time now for our sunday group: fox news senior political analyst, brit hume; former democratic congresswoman, jane harman; syndicated columnist, george will; and former democratic senator, evan bayh. well, as of midnight, i was going to say we have a new and improved, but i guess it's an old and improved healthcare.gov web site that the administration is touting made dramatic progress. white house officials emphasize, though, the focus should not be on the deadline, it should be on the continuing process of getting it better and better. having said that, brit, don't they have a lot riding on how this goes, the next few weeks? >> of course. i think the website is a little better. we were on it yesterday, just to see what, you know, might be out there, what might be available. the site works better. you can get through and chec
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
's covered by most health plans. >>> fast food workers at 100 cities across the nation are making their voices heard today to double the minimum wage. president obama has expressed support to raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. >>> celebrity chef nigella lawson is back on the stand after her shocking admission on stand that she used cocaine. two former assistants are on the stand for fraudulently spend morgue than $1 million. >>> miami heat guard robert mason jr. got robbed while he was out for dinner. they emptied the cash register and they swiped mason's two-tone diamond rolex. police have now arrested two of the suspects, still looking for the other two. yes, they did manage to recover mason's watch and his sister's purse. >>> it is here. after months of speculation and anticipation from fans of the pony car, the newly redesigned ford mustang has finally been revealed. ooh, she's a beauty, isn't she? ford is promising more power, better fuel economy and to the chagrin of some fans, four cylinder engine. cnn takes a look. >> reporter: ford motor company has unveiled a compl
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
bundles. to those who've encountered welcome to covered california. new, affordable health plans so you can be ready for whatever comes your way. enroll today at coveredca.com. >> welcome back. >> the holidays have arrived in washington, d.c. >> three, two, one! whew! >> yesterday president obama hit the switch lighting the national christmas tree. michelle obama and their daughters joined the president on stage as he counted down and the president also did a little dancing with a little elf during the festivities last night. >>> a bay area family is one of 20 in the nation competing in the great christmas light fight. it's a family in ran rafael. >> my collecting of disney got to a point where i felt i had enough holiday disney, you know, characters and mickeys, et cetera, that we decided to set up a display and incorporate my disney collection with our christmas decorations. "the great christmas light fight," a reality tv show, will air here on abc7 starting next monday. >> the winds are starting to gust around the bay area. numbers from fran in the low 40s. only climbing another four
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
whether president obama had overstepped his constitutional authority, and that man who you just saw spiking there is michael can -- speaking there is michael cannon. he is the director of health policy studies at cato, and he joins me now. michael, welcome. very good to have you here today. >> thank you, martha. martha: obviously, a very strong comment. you're saying that the actions of this government, of president obama,ç are so egregious that they could herbally lead people to -- potentially lead people to revolt. >> no, those weren't my comments at all. what i was trying to say is the president has repeatedly ignored the text of the patient be protection and affordable care act, and the constitution says the president shall take care to insure that the laws are faithfully executed. martha: that's right. >> the president has given illegal subsidies to members of congress to protect them from the harms that obamacare inflicts on them. he is imposing taxes that the law does not authorize, issuing other subsidies the law does not authorize, and the point that i was making was that
KRON
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
are studying the dead wells to try to determine why they beached themselves. >>mark: of the obama care website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign of members but it's only-but it's job only seems to have gotten harder. health care.gov is the on- line portal to subsidize private insurance for people who don't have job base coverage. it's too early to say whether the corners been turned, among the changes, faster speed and greater availability, a new window shopping feature, a reset button to clear old, useless applications and a queueing system for when the site is overloaded. a happy reunion for a family in fremont to reconnect with their long-lost cats. the six year old cororange tabby dash, ran away from home three and a half years ago. a few days after his honors both from their previous home in san jose. the catch was taken to a shelter this week by a woman who found him living in a neighborhood a few miles from where he had gone missing. dash was quickly reunited with his family because he was microchip's. pfft [chris]still smoking up a storm? [tom]yeah.pathetic,isn't it?
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